Set behind the Sabarmati river and popular for its Bandhani Sarees, the Craftsman Village in Gandhinagar is visited by hundreds of tourists and shoppers every day. Sarees and dresses are hand printed and decorated with wooden printing blocks in vivacious colours. The cloths available here are carefully worked on by skilled craftsman and are quite economical too.
History : Found a simple 7 km from the city of Gandhinagar, in the town of Pethapur, the Craftsmen’s Village is home to experts of generally the Gujjar Suthar cast. The Village was certify with the name Craftsmen’s Village on account of the presence of homes of countless skilled workers. The town is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River.
Specialists’ Village is an absolute necessity visit for individuals who might want to see the way of life of the state at its actual roots. The town was once known for delivering extremely lovely Bandhani sarees. One can in any case see specialists making sarees, wooden squares and any remaining sorts of relics. Bandhani work includes tying and coloring of bits of cotton or silk fabric and is essentially done in the provinces of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The last Bandhani item comprises of images including, spots, squares, waves and strips. The tones utilized in Bandhani are on the whole regular and are for the most part shades of yellow, red, green and dark.
Skilled workers’ Village is additionally known for creating and sending out wooden squares with impeccably cut plans on them. These squares are utilized for hand imprinting on fabric. The wooden squares are squeezed into paint and the plan is then gotten into the fabric to be printed. They are as yet sought after in the significant hand printing focuses of India like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jetpur and Rajkot.
Another fascination found close by is the structural wonder – Adalaj Step well, which is 5 stories profound and is known for its exceptional engineering with a tremendous imaginative building and a trip of steps that empowers one to arrive at the water, whatever be its level.
How to get there
By Road: Gandhinagar is 12 Km away and is well connected with state transport buses
By Rail: Gandhinagar railway station is well connected with other major cities
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport.